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"After having my pets cared for by Dr. Price in Houston, DFW area, and now Abilene, I have to say she offers the Best Pet Care Anywhere!"

J. Kelly M. - Houston (Email Review)

Windmill Animal Hospital
2 Windmill Circle
(next to Sam's)
Abilene, TX 79606

325-698-VETS (8387)
325-698-8391 (fax)
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Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm

"We're new to town and read the reviews for Dr Price and decided to Windmill a go. So happy we did! Their whole office from the front desk to the treatment and meeting Dr Price was 5 Star all the way! I know our babies will be well taken care of! I even had a technician help me out to the car which made my day as I had my hands FULL! Would recommend to anyone! "

Susie G. - Abilene (Google Reviews)

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"This is the best vet in Abilene! I have tried countless other veterinary clinics and Windmill out-does them all. They value my pet and my experience more than my money, and they are always showing care and compassion to both my dog and me. They even call after every appointment, just to check-up and make sure we're doing okay! AMAZING service and incredible people!"

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My cat's teeth need cleaning. Why does she have to be anesthetized for this?

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Try to envision your beloved kitty sitting quietly in a dental chair, mouth open wide, teeth getting cleaned--can't see it?  Neither can we!

Seriously, there is a huge difference in patient compliance between humans and our furry family members.  Many veterinary procedures that are NOT painful require sedation simply for patient cooperation.  However, the main reason your pet will be lightly anesthetized to clean her teeth is for her own safety.

The tartar on dog and cat teeth is extremely hard, like concrete. The most effective way to scale the tartar away, without damaging the tooth enamel, is with an ultrasonic scaler, which uses a fine mist of water to cool itself while it does its work.  The bacteria in the pet's tartar and gingivitis mixes with the water, and forms a highly infectious aerosol which can cause respiratory infections in whoever breathes it.  Since we cannot count on the pet's cooperation in holding its breath on command, we must provide a sterile oxygen source for the pet while the teeth are being cleaned.  A sterile oxygen source must bypass the contaminants in and around the pet's mouth; a safe, practical and easy way is an endotracheal tube, which is placed directly into the pet's trachea after being passed through the mouth.  However, because of a pet's natural gag reflex, the endotracheal tube will not be accepted unless the pet is under light anesthesia.  Under light anesthesia, your cat's teeth can be thoroughly and professionally cleaned, polished, and checked for problems.  Additionally, if any teeth need extraction, we can proceed with the extraction with no delay, since your pet is already anesthetized.